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Actor David Ramsey on superheroes, John Diggle and being Black in Hollywood
2 years ago

Actor David Ramsey on superheroes, John Diggle and being Black in Hollywood

David Ramsey showed very few leanings towards becoming an actor back in 1987.

“Don’t believe everything you see on IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base), that first credit is not even …
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RJ Cyler: Rise to the Big Screen
2 years ago

RJ Cyler: Rise to the Big Screen

Rocking a style that seems to redefine cool, RJ Cyler walks into the lobby of the chic downtown Toronto Thompson Hotel wearing a neon orange bucket hat and a leather …
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Why Book Culture Refuses to Plug In
2 years ago

Why Book Culture Refuses to Plug In

Out of all the mediums experiencing trials and tribulations during the digital age, the printed page seems to be the most persistent. Cable TV continues to fight, but is on …
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Concrete Jungle: Humanizing Street Life
2 years ago

Concrete Jungle: Humanizing Street Life

Author Kamilah Haywood showcases a deep knowledge and understanding of the Greater Toronto Area streets, Black youth issues, ‘priority’ neighbourhoods and the longing for acceptance in her first published fiction …
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CMW Highlight Reel: Inside the Mind of Spike Lee
2 years ago

CMW Highlight Reel: Inside the Mind of Spike Lee

“This whole stuff is not new,” says American director Spike Lee, whose body of work has often been a potent exploration around issues of race. “People have cameras, we saw …
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Awards Recognize Excellence and Passion to Succeed
2 years ago

Awards Recognize Excellence and Passion to Succeed

Eminence was on full display when the recipients of the 33rd annual Harry Jerome Awards were announced.

In a well-organized event, hosted by the Black Business and Professional Association, and …
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A Fresh Look at Toronto’s ‘Jungle’
2 years ago

A Fresh Look at Toronto’s ‘Jungle’

“I remember sitting in the staff meeting where the principal told Michael what was going to happen and I started to cry,” says Robin Phillips, a teacher of eight years …
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Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time
3 years ago

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time

The works of Jean-Michel Basquiat have become iconic. Paintings like “Self-Portrait” and “Untitled (Boxer)” immediately call to mind some of the most striking modern art of the 20th century. After …
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Bound: The Power of Human History
3 years ago

Bound: The Power of Human History

Bound: Africans vs. African Americans is not only a hard hitting documentary that tells the story of tension that exists between Africans and African-Americans, but it is also a film …
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Queen Sheba: Empowering Through Spoken Word
3 years ago

Queen Sheba: Empowering Through Spoken Word

Queen Sheba’s relationship with spoken word poetry began in fourth grade when she was asked to memorize and recite Langston Hughes’ “Mother to Son”. Although the Norfolk, Virginia native can …
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